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US Consul General to Speak At Transatlantic Seminar

Friday 15th January 2010

America and the Baltic States: 1939 - today

4pm to 5:30

Hugh Robson Building Lecture Theatre, 15 George Square (next door to the Chrystal Macmillan Building)

The United States Consul General to Scotland, Dana Linnet, will present a seminar entitled "America and the Baltic States: 1939 - today" as part of the Transatlantic Seminar Series.

The Transatlantic Seminar is designed to promote informed discussion of current issues and research on American and European politics, economy, and society and (especially) transatlantic relations.

http://www.pol.ed.ac.uk/events/transatlantic_seminars

Dana M. Linnet joined the Foreign Service in 2000. Her first posting was as the management chief at the U.S. Consulate in Naples, Italy from 2001-2003; she then served as political-military officer in Tallinn, Estonia from 2003-2005; Foreign Affairs Officer in the European Bureau's Policy and Regional Affairs Office from 2005-2006; Senior Political Officer in the Near East Bureau's Office of Iraq Affairs, 2006-2007, and as Career Development and Assignments Officer in the Bureau of Human Resources, 2007-2009. Ms. Linnet was awarded the Republic Of Estonia National Guard Medal of Honor, First Class and holds numerous Superior and Meritorious Honor awards from the Department of State.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Linnet was the founder and CEO of a Boston-based consulting firm, whose business spanned the U.S., Europe, Eurasia, and the Middle East. Prior to that, she worked in the information technology sector in the U.S. and Europe, 1986-1994, and has also served on the board of directors of several organizations. She holds a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz and a M.A. in Political Science from Copenhagen University, Denmark. Ms. Linnet is bilingual in English and Danish. She also speaks Italian, Estonian, Swedish, German, Norwegian, Spanish and French.

http://www.usembassy.org.uk/scotland/officer_bio.html
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